PoreLab Junior Forum

The main goal of the PoreLab Junior forum is to bring together the community of PhDs, PostDocs and early career researchers of PoreLab into a single venue, with the objective of allowing them to better know each other personally and share their respective work/scientific interests.

The 1st PoreLab Junior Forum took place in the Physics Department, University of Oslo, in March 8th and 9th, 2018. The main goal of the forum was to bring together the community of PhDs, PostDocs and early career researchers of PoreLab into a single venue, with the objective of allowing them to better know each other personally and share their respective work/scientific interests. The Forum was divided in 2 days, the main event with presentations and posters happening on the first day and a lab tour happening on the second.

The 2nd PoreLab Junior Forum was held in Trondheim in the PoreLab facilities on the 20th and 21th of September, 2018. Again, the goal was to improve the connection between the two different locations of PoreLab, which is an important priority for us. It allows to get to know each other and find additional synergies. The forum took place on two days.

The 3rd PoreLab Junior Forum took place at the University of  Oslo on March 21st, 2019. The Junior Forum has established itself as an important platform for the integration of the junior members from both PoreLab hubs (Oslo and Trondheim). Juniors reported that this 3rd forum was successful and that the format is working fine. It is important to reserve a few days per year such that the juniors from both Oslo and Trondheim meet and work together.

The 4th PoreLab Junior Forum was  organised at PTS1, Valgrinda, NTNU, Trondheim, on October 25th, 2019. The presentations covered a broad range of topics with some invited speakers coming from NTNU as well as from SINTEF and Equinor. The agenda is enclosed below.

The 5th PoreLab Junior Forum should have been held in Oslo during the spring 2020. Due to the rapid development of the pandemic, the Leader Group at PoreLab decided to postpone our gathering ( Junior Forum + PoreLab workshop), planned originally on 20-22 April, 2020. 

The 5th PoreLab junior forum finally took place on November 10th, 2020. The final program for the event can be found below. Focus during this forum was on the new PoreLab members both in Trondheim and in Oslo . There was as well presentations from invited speakers.  

Unnecessary physical gatherings were strongly discouraged. Due to the coronavirus restrictions the event was therefore entirely digital and all were encouraged to follow the talks from their own computer, either at the office or from home.